Just three days left to the #AtoZChallenge – and we are on Day 24! I am definitely going to miss this when we wrap it up. Sigh.
It is X for Xenodochial and I was introduced to this word by my very dear friend Kaarina Dillabough when she had the business Alphabet series on her blog last year. What a fabulous collaborative experience that was! Hers is one of the most xenodochial blogs I know!
xenodochial is defined as “Given to receiving strangers; hospitable”
xenodochium is “A house of reception for strangers and pilgrims; a hotel, guest-house, especially in a monastery.”
xenodochy is the “Entertainment of strangers; hospitality.”
Do you find my blog xenodochial?
I am pleased to be your xenagogue – do make yourself comfortable as we browse a few X words!
xenoepist is “Someone who speaks with a foreign accent.”
xenodochiophobia is “An irrational fear of foreign hotels that may include a fear that there won’t be soap, proper toilet paper, clean towels, etc.”
xenoglossia is the alleged power of a person to communicate with others in a language which he/she has never learned in psychic research. It is the knowledge of a language which supposedly has never been studied by certain people.
xenoglossy is a paranormal phenomenon in which a person is able to speak a language that he or she could not have acquired by natural means. An example would be a someone who speaks French fluently and like a native, but who has never studied French, never been to a French-speaking country, nor associated with French-speakers; would be considered to be an example of xenoglossy.
xenomania is an insane fancy for or obsessive interest in foreigners or for things foreign.
xenonosocomiophobia is a fear of foreign pickpocket specialists which should not be considered an abnormal anxiety.
Oh, anyone remember Xena the warrior princess?
And Xanadu, Mandrake the Magician’s abode?
X is also for Xylophone and this brings back many noisy memories from my son’s childhood. The happiness continues whenever we have friends visiting with kids. I find it delightful to see kids freaking out over creating noise. LOUD noise. Yes. Nothing compares to shaking up the energy in a space with children’s laughter and their “activities”
And finally, it is X for xoxo
Enjoy your weekend!
Today, I recommend
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge – check out this post about the A to Z Reflections linky
Jer’s blog: Ordinary Never Sleeps
A special thanks to Roshni for mentioning my blog in her W post!
And since it is Saturday, here is a list of posts from this week:
Xenodochial – you are here now.
Feel free to browse around!